Schoolteacher acknowledged for coining Islamabad's name

PM awards late Qazi Abdur Rehman Amritsari the allotment letter of a residential plot in Park Enclave

APP March 17, 2023
PM acknowledges services of school teacher who coined name of Islamabad. PHOTO: APP


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Friday acknowledged the services of schoolteacher Qazi Abdur Rehman Amritsari, who had proposed 'Islamabad' as the name of the federal capital.

In recognition of his services and on recommendations of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), the prime minister awarded the allotment letter of a residential plot in Park Enclave to heirs of late Abdur Rehman.

The prime minister has fulfilled the Government of Pakistan’s promise of acknowledging the services of late Qazi Abdur Rehman Amritsari, said a press release.

PM Shehbaz said the services of Amritsari for Pakistan could not be ignored, and that the nation paid tribute to the schoolteacher who gave an identity to Islamabad.

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The premier also directed CDA authorities to complete all formalities and provide possession of the plot to the heirs of Qazi Abdur Rehman. He eulogised the media, specially anchor person Hamid Mir, for highlighting the issue.

The prime minister also lauded the efforts of CDA Chairman Noor ul Amin in this regard.



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